In the age of distributed work, global events can impact the workplace in unpredictable ways.
As a manager leading a distributed team in the wake of Russian aggression in Ukraine, I have had to draw on exceptional leadership capabilities and resilience to ensure my team's success and impact on our product and users. In this talk, I'll share my management experience and insights from leading a team of 8 senior engineers. I'll highlight the key leadership strategies and techniques that enabled me to succeed despite adversity. From fostering a robust and outcome-oriented team culture to maintaining productivity in challenging life circumstances — I'll provide practical tips and guidance that engineering managers and leaders can apply in their work and to their own teams.